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Divine Disturbance (5 of 5)
Series: Laws to Live By
We are continuing in our series of messages from the Pentateuch entitled, "Laws To Live By." In the first five books of the Bible God teaches us the basics. He promises us blessings if we observe His commandments. But sometimes God sends "Divine Disturbance" into our lives. We get too comfortable and we compromise too much with the status quo, and God has a way of divinely disturbing our comfort zone so that He can do great things in our lives.
Now, many people today are going through a lot of struggles. I want to talk today about how to be a winner and what to do when the bottom falls out, I mean when everything seems to be taken away from you, it just seems like that upon which you are standing has been removed, you've had the rug jerked out from beneath you and you seem to be falling and there's nothing you can do to prevent a sudden crash.
One fellow said that he had so many problems that if he had another problem, it would be two weeks before he had time to worry about it. You may feel that way. You may feel like somebody's jerked the rug right out from under you.
Like the old country says, "If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all." That's the way a lot of us feel sometime because we run into so many difficulties and there's so many needs that come up. Many times in life, it seems like the bottom just falls out.
Deuteronomy 32:9-14 -- "For the LORD's portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.
(10) He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.
(11) As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings.
(12) So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him.
(13) He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he ...
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